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RIKEN BSI Seminar Series - Spring 2013

What's RIKEN BSI Seminar Series

Research seminars are an important vehicle through which researchers can stay abreast of the most cutting-edge developments in various fields of brain research. BSI Seminar Series (BSS) is a “flagship” seminar series at BSI. The speakers playing a leading and exciting role in their current field of research, are invited mostly from abroad. BSS is open to scientific community inside and outside of RIKEN. Thus, the BSS provides a unique opportunity for young scientists in Japan to have discussion with distinguished scientists from the world on their cutting-edge research achievements. We sincerely hope to see you in BSS.


January 11, 2013
Matthew Rushworth, University of Oxford
"Neural Mechanisms for Decision-Making and Foraging"
Host: Naotaka Fujii

Matthew Rushworth

March 1, 2013
Adrian Bird, University of Edinburgh
"The Dinucleotide CG as a Genomic Signalling Module"
Host: Adrian Moore

Adrian Bird

March 22, 2013
Giulio Tononi, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Sleep: a time for down selection?"
Host: Joshua Johansen

Giulio Tononi

April 11, 2013 [New Date]
Nancy Ip, The Hong Kong Univ. of Science & Technology
"Understanding the Molecular Basis of Neural Plasticity"
Host: BSI Postdoctoral Fellow Association

Nancy Ip

May 24, 2013
Carl Petersen, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
"Synaptic Mechanisms of Sensory Perception"
Host: Shigeyoshi Itohara

Carl Petersen

June 25, 2013
Fred Gage, Salk Institute
"Neuronal Plasticity and Neuronal Diversity"
Host: Atsushi Miyawaki

Fred Gage
Access & Contact
  • Address
    2-1 Hirosawa, Wako City, Saitama 351-0198 JAPAN
  • Place
    1F Seminar Room, BSI Central Building (Room C102 & 103, Building #1 on Campus Map)
  • Transportation
    To Wakoshi station, take Tobu Tojo Line or Yurakucho/Fukutoshin Subway Line.

    Walk: the institute is about a 15 minute walk from the Station
    Bus: approx. 10 minutes (Bus #39 bound for Oizumigakuen, 170 yen)
    Taxi: approx. 10 minutes (approx. 710 yen)

    Once arriving at RIKEN, please enter at the West Gate and stop at the Guard Station to sign in and receive a temporary access card. Proceed to the BSI Central Building which is another 5 minute walk.
    Please be sure to return the temporary access card at the Guard Station upon your departure.
  • Contact
    Seminar Committee: Tel:048-462-1111, Ext.7518
  • Visiting BSI